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TULIPMANIA and its financial crash are used to explore the current global economic breakdown in the REP’s latest production The Just Price of Flowers.

In the 17th century Holland had become obsessed with tulips. Prices of certain bulbs cost as much as a house but by 1637 the financial bubble had crashed.

In the 17th century Holland had become obsessed with tulips. Prices of certain bulbs cost as much as a house but by 1637 the financial bubble had crashed.

Writer and director James Yarker’s intriguing new play told in the style of Bertold Brecht, brings the complexities of high finance to life in a remarkably straightforward and humorous way.

n The Just Price Of Flowers runs from Friday, June 15, to Saturday, June 30, at The REP at A E Harris in Northwood Street, Birmingham. Tickets from £8, available from the 0121 236 4455 or online at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

 

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